September 13, 2011

Homemade Chocolate Vitatops

One of my favorite snacks is a chocolate Vitatop with fat free Cool Whip. The Vitatops are so good, but SO expensive. So after buying a muffin top baking sheet at a garage sale, I decided to create my own Vitatops. You can find the original recipe here. I altered it to my liking.
Homemade Chocolate Vitatops

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
2 egg whites (or 3 Tbsp of liquid egg whites)
1/4 cup baby food prunes (you could use applesauce, but the baby food prunes are richer, sweeter, and have more fiber)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup water
A few chocolate chips to sprinkle on top (optional--I chose not to use them)

Combine all the wet ingredients in a bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir until smooth. Pour a scant 1/4 cup of batter into a muffin-top pan (if you don't have a muffin top pan, you could probably make these in a regular muffin pan or just pour the batter into 1/4 cup mounds on a baking sheet).  Top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips, if you're using them. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let them cool. Wrap individually and freeze. When you're ready to eat one, just unwrap it and nuke it in the microwave for 20 seconds. I love these topped with Cool Whip!
I got 9 1/2 muffins by using a full 1/4 cup. You could stretch it to 10 muffins if you use just barely shy of 1/4 cup of batter.
 


7 comments:

  1. Those look so good! I really want a muffin top pan now!! I really like the additiong of baby food prunes!

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  2. I made these today! I used my Wilton mini muffin pan set and got 38 mini muffin tops. They're really good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. I just recently got a sampler pack of Vitatops and quite loved them but wasn't interested in having to buy them (I received them to review) because of their price. How exciting to be able to make them myself :) Thanks for the recipe!!

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  4. I've been hoping I'd find a recipe for these! Deep Chocolate VitaTops are my favorite, but they're so expensive. I'll have to make these tomorrow!
    Just a tip to try: I always microwave mine for 15 seconds and then pop them in the toaster. They taste like they're fresh out of the oven that way. :)

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  5. This is perfect! I just tried someone else's recipe for knock-off vita tops but the recipe had oats instead of flour and I just can't stand the texture. These look so yummy! How do you think it would be if you added a bit of ground flax meal to up the nutrition?

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  6. So I made these and followed all of the directions but they came out super thick...I 'molded'them into the muffin top pans instead of pouring...any ideas on where i went wrong?

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    1. Oh no! That's strange--are you sure you didn't forget one of the liquids? I can't imagine why that would have happened. Sorry :(

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